About This Report
This report was written and researched by CPJ Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal. Jonathan Rozen, CPJ’s Africa Research Associate contributed research.
Prior to joining CPJ Quintal worked as an editor and journalist in South Africa. She was the editor of Mail and Guardian, one of South Africa’s leading investigative newspapers. She also edited The Witness and The Mercury newspapers and held several senior positions in South African newsrooms, including group political editor at the Independent Newspaper Group and parliamentary editor for the then-national news agency, the SA Press Association. She was presidential correspondent during Nelson Mandela’s term as South Africa’s first democratically elected president and served as the secretary-general and treasurer of the SA National Editors’ Forum. She also served as the media freedom committee chair in South Africa for Wan-Ifra’s program on strengthening media and society.
Rozen previously worked in South Africa, Mozambique, and Canada with the Institute for Security Studies, assessing Mozambican peacebuilding processes. As a research associate with ISS, Rozen wrote analyses in partnership with the think tank adelphi on links between climate action and conflict prevention in Mali, Liberia, and Kenya. He was a UN correspondent for IPS News and has written for Al Jazeera English and the International Peace Institute, among other publications.